ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

Date: Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, July 12
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Belmont and Damen, Roscoe Village
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Address: 2000 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Presenting Sponsor: Sam Adams

Fire up the grills for the Midwest’s best Patty Party!

At least a dozen Chicago eateries will be partners in the tasty annual happening when Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 14th mouth-watering year this July. Trust us when we say that they go to extraordinary lengths to impress burger aficionados.

When you add in two stages of rockin’ music, arts & crafts and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, sizzling hot is the only way to describe this wildly popular Windy City food and music street happening.

In addition, over the weekend visitors even have the opportunity to vote for Chicago’s Best Burger!

A $10 suggested fest donation benefits the invaluable programs and services of the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.

Houndstooth, Fatso’s Top 2019 Burger Fest Awards

Congratulations go out to Houndstooth Saloon  (www.houndstoothchicago.com) and Fatso’s Last Stand  (www.fatsoslaststand.com) for making the best burgers at this year’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

The Southern-style patties of Houndstooth, located on Clark Street in Lakeview and a first-time Burger Fest vendor, was the People’s Choice winner in text voting.

And Fatso’s, located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, won the 2019 Critics’ Choice Award voted on by local food critics and celebs.

Entertainment

Coming soon!

2019 Burger Vendors

Billy Goat Tavern







Billy Goat Tavern

Legendary is an understatement for this burger emporium that was "born" in Chicago in 1934 by Greek immigrant William "Billy Goat" Sianis. From "Saturday Night Live" to movies to the Chicago Cubs' now thankfully removed curse, Billy Goat has been an iconic fixture in American pop culture. In 2018 they make their third appearance at Burger Fest. And, of course, so will offerings beyond their legendary "Cheezborger!"

Billy Goat Tavern Original



430 N. Michigan Ave, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60611



(312) 222-1525

bopNgrill







bopNgrill
New 2019 Restaurant!

Unique might be an understatement in characterizing this new Burger Fest vendor that specializes in Korean dishes. With city locations on Belmont in Lakeview and near Loyola University, beyond rice plate faves their exotic patty offerings include the kimchi burger, a classic burger (with fried eggs), the "Duxelle" burger with mushrooms, and their yummy namesake "bNG" burger with a fried egg, smoked bacon and jalapenos.



921 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657



(773) 799-8868

The Broken Barrel Bar







New 2019 Restaurant!
The Broken Barrel Bar

Located on Southport near Wrightwood, Broken Barrel Bar is dedicated to good food, great cocktails and a place for neighborhood fun with its sprawling chef-driven menu that includes several burger and sandwich offerings. Be it weekend brunch and lunch or its daily dinners, this family-friendly and inviting west Lincoln Park eatery and bar does it all.



2548 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60614



(773) 327-4900

Butcher & the Burger







Butcher & the Burger

A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its eighth year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their offerings. From breakfast sandwiches to pork, salmon and bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed patty emporium.



1021 West Armitage Chicago, IL 60614



773.697.3735

Byron's Hot Dogs







Byron's Hot Dogs

Don't be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron's (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers to veggie, turkey and steak patties.



1701 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640; 1017 W. Irving Park , Chicago, IL 60613



773-271-0900; 773-281-7474

Carol's Pub







Carol's Pub
New 2019 Restaurant!

Quirky is a good way to describe this recently reopened (and much loved) honky-tonk bar on Clark Street in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Carol's has quite the reputation for their country music, drink offerings and, of course, a food menu that includes sandwiches, sides, and a single and double burger with some nifty topping options.



4659 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640



773-754-8000

D.S. Tequila Company







D.S. Tequila Company

This Tex-Mex party spot on North Halsted touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their prime beef (and veggie) patties feature spicy and exotic ingredients well beyond traditional burger (and side) fare.



352 N. Halsted Chicago, IL 60657



773-697-9127

Fatso's Last Stand




Fatso's Last Stand

Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso's started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It's a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) "Fatso Burger".



2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622



(773) 245-3287

Houndstooth Saloon







Houndstooth Saloon
New 2019 Restaurant!

Wrigleyville's original country sports bar takes its name from University of Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s trademark houndstooth fedora. This bar is pure ‘Bama from the crimson color scheme to the black-and-white photos of Bryant. Look for the namesake checkered print throughout the venue from the bar’s logo, a hound dog wearing a houndstooth fedora, to the checkered wallpaper. The Southern-inspired venue is peppered with eclectic design elements from deer-antler chandeliers to a rawhide-inspired bar top, and features seating options from tufted banquettes to high-top tables.



3369 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

Reggies Chicago







Reggies Chicago

This South Loop entertainment emporium, a popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: from food and cocktails to music and concerts. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.



2105 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616



(312) 949-0120

Select Cut Steakhouse







Select Cut Steakhouse

Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.



2808 N. Halsted Chicago, IL 60657



773-244-1500

Tandoor Char House







Tandoor Char House

Expect something exceptional with this Burger Fest vendor that's back for its second year. Located on Halsted near Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, brothers Fahim and Faraz Sarharia take great pride in the food of their parents who hail from India and Pakistan. As for their unique burgers, visitors will delight in a seasoned taste sensation like no other!



2652 N Halsted Chicago, IL 60614



(773) 327-2652

About The Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354.

Vending Opportunities

2020 DEADLINES (please read):

  • BURGER VENDOR DEPOSIT & APPLICATIONS are due by March 1, 2020*
  • ALL NON-BURGER VENDOR APPLICATIONS due by Wednesday, April 1, 2020*
  • ALL VENDOR PAYMENTS IN FULL due by Wednesday, April 15, 2020*

 

2020 VENDOR APPLICATION CATEGORIES:

 

-Artist, Merchant, Not-for-Profit

 

-Burger Vendor

-Food (Side Only) & Beverage

-Dessert

 

-Member Artist, Merchant, Not-for-Profit

-Member Food (Side Only) & Beverage

 

*ALL VENDORS:  Applications & Payments Due that are received past the above deadlines will incur a 3% late fee.